Hal, DJI gets it's distance not from the controller per say, but from a patented "Lighbridge" which operates independent of wifi as does most all other UAV's. Lightbridge is greater by far and signal strength than wifi alone.Interesting to see the data on the P4 and H transmitters and how Yuneec is lower power on the same frequencies. BUT, they seem to have removable antenna's on the ST16 which just cries for high gain antennas and boosters. I'm surprised they could do that as the FCC usually makes manufacturers use fixed antennas that can't easily be swapped out. Regardless of how far I fly… I always like to have a bit "extra" power for high RF areas and making sure I don't lose video/connection. So many devices on these two bands makes nothing certain to keep a connection.
Hal, DJI gets it's distance not from the controller per say, but from a patented "Lighbridge" which operates independent of wifi as does most all other UAV's. Lightbridge is greater by far and signal strength than wifi alone.
Phantom 3 Professional & Advanced, and the Phantom 4 all have Lightbridge as standard, built in.I have the Phantom 2…. Thought some of the DJI light bridge was added gear and not out of the box. I know for earlier models they had some set up that cost more then the drone for added range
I see a few Samsung chips in there (mind you, what device doesn't).For those who want technical information here is the link to the FCC application for the ST16 transmitter system including lots of test reports and pictures on the inside and outside. Enjoy.
FCC ID 2ACS5-ST16 Radio Controller by Yuneec Technology Co., Limited
Denodan, no one is arguing, distance rules should be obeyed for the good of the hobby, I am with you on this! But 500 feet or 700 feet is not even out of the line of site in alot of circumstances!. Alot of us on here want extended quality of video feed for filming, not necessarily distance. FYI, I have a P2, P3 and P4 and I can tell you from first had that the P4 gets a noticeable amount of distance better than the 2 or 3 ! and is way way more stable of a machine!, But I am looking more forward to the benefits of the H, for my video filming and it's features that can aid in many areas the Phantoms can't.I can tell you guys. The Phantom p3 and p4 have greater range, but are these guys happy? No, they are a disastifed lot, just look at the p3 abd p4 FB groups and they are mod ding them for eve greater distance and boasting it.
With the p2+ mise seemed happy with what they had and distance, but since the p3 still not happy and those guys are wrecking our hobby
Many are accually claiming the p3 had better range over the p4.
The Yuneec H has enough distance for most abd to many Phantom owners are just to obsessed by distance.